Science Wire

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

January 1, 2015 | The University

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Rather than seeking to defend buildings and infrastructure from storm surges, a team of architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. “Every house will be a waterfront house,” said Princeton Associate Professor of Architecture Paul Lewis. “We’re trying to find a way that canals can work their way through and connect each house, so that kayaks and other small boats are able to navigate through the water.”

Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles

December 29, 2014 | City College

Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon.

Zicklin School of Business Earns Accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

December 23, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – December 23, 2014 – The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College recently received notification that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) formally ratified an extension for accreditation for the Zicklin School of Business and The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the […]

Service Learning Means Feeding the Hungry for City Tech Students

December 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

For the last 25 years, City Tech has served Brooklyn’s neediest at the holidays by offering a meal prepared by City Tech Hospitality Management faculty and student volunteers. On December 19, twenty students and four faculty volunteers prepared a special holiday meal that fed 350 people at CHiPS, a Park Slope charity that serves the […]

Neurobiologist Erich Jarvis ’88 Leads New Scientific Studies of Historic Importance

December 19, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Erich Jarvis has co-authored a number of groundbreaking articles just published in a special new issue of Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research. The articles document the first stage of a hugely ambitious project that sequenced the genomes of nearly 50 species of birds, en route to Prof. Jarvis’ goal […]

Winner of City Tech’s Speech Competition Argues Against Common Core Curriculum

December 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On December 11, the Humanities Department held its annual Public Speaking Competition, with 29 students participating. Professors Denise Scannell and Magdalena Igiel, event coordinators, organized 18 judges from across 12 departments for the first round of the competition, from which six students were selected to advance to the final round. The final round, held in […]

CCNY’S “Presidential Conversations” Series Continues in 2015

December 17, 2014 | City College

The “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series at The City College of New York continues in 2015. Dr. Ana Carnaval, assistant professor of biology at CCNY whose research has helped developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism,” is the third speaker in the series, Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Shepard 250. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and Environmental Sciences to Understand Biodiversity Patterns in the Tropics.”

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRONX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BRAM AUTO GROUP COLLABORATE ON AN EXPANDED AUTO TECH TRAINING HUB IN THE BRONX

December 17, 2014 | Bronx Community College

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 10 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 Unique public/private sector partnership strengthens the borough’s position in a high growth field December 19, 2014 — Eduardo J. Martí, Interim President of Bronx Community College, Michael Ianelli, Vice President of the BRAM Auto Group, with 18 dealerships in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, […]

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in Time.com

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on Time.com on December 16, 2014. With the Sydney siege being front page news, Professor Romaniuk wrote a timely piece about […]

The Scientific Journal Nature Chemistry Publishes a Groundbreaking Study by Hunter Professor Rein Ulijn

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Rein Ulijn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College and director of nanoscience at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, has made a major discovery through collaborative research with Scottish scientists. Their findings are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Nature Chemistry. Because peptides (sequences of amino acids) are the […]

Hunter Professor Glenn E. Schafe Discovers New Medicinal Properties of Popular Indian Spice

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology has published an important paper by Glenn E. Schafe, professor of psychology, on the curative potential of a natural compound found in a commonly used spice. The compound curcumin, derived from the root of the widely used turmeric plant, is already known to possess properties potentially useful in the treatment of […]

Hunter Awards Honorary Degree to Jonathan F. Fanton

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

On November 19, President Jennifer J. Raab presented an honorary doctorate in humane letters  to Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony took place at Hunter’s Roosevelt House, the historic building that was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 2009 to 2014, Fanton served […]

Hunter’s Mark Hauber Publishes New Findings on Habituation Learning

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

New research by Mark E. Hauber, a professor in Hunter’s Department of Psychology, marks the first discovery of embryonic learning outside humans, as spotlighted in Science magazine. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal  Society of London, focus on embryos of the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), an Australian songbird. Even before hatching, the birds’ […]

CCNY Study Brings Novel “Thync” Device Close to Fruition

December 12, 2014 | City College

To test a revolutionary device that has been the buzz of the scientific world in recent weeks, the startup Thync turned to City College of New York biomedical engineering Professor Marom Bikson. At his world-class neuromodulation lab in the Grove School of Engineering, Professor Bikson led a study that validated if the revolutionary device could change moods in a single session of use and keep them elevated over six weeks of use.

In-flight food is getting more healthful

December 3, 2014 | The University

When you are traveling 550 mph at 35,000 feet in the air, your meals selections are pretty limited.

City Tech Students and Professors Support New York City Food Film Festival

December 2, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Hospitality Management students joined the volunteer team at the annual New York City Food Film Festival (NYCFFF), a unique event that exhibits the year’s best films about food while serving up the exciting experience of tasting the food showcased in the films, from October 29 to November 1. At this film festival, food […]

We’re No. 1 in poor senior health

December 1, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A recent Commonwealth Fund survey discussed by Steven Reinberg in HealthDay news proclaims “American Seniors Number One in Poorest Health Worldwide,” Nov. 20, 2014.

Baruch College Hosts “Ensuring Integrity,” 9th Annual Audit Conference

November 24, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

MEDIA INVITED NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is bringing together business and public accounting professionals, academics and policy setters for the 9th Annual Audit Conference on December 4, entitled “Ensuring Integrity.” Professionals from the American Institute of Certified Public […]

Baruch College Hosts Preview of New Episode for PBS Series “Journey to Planet Earth”

November 24, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – Baruch College is hosting a sneak preview of “Extreme Realties,” a new episode in the award-winning PBS series Journey to Planet Earth on December 2. The screening is the second part of Baruch College’s film series and discussion on climate change. The 52-minute documentary, which will air on […]

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.